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DROID 2 First Impressions, Free Swag with Purchase?


Let’s hear it, who picked up a Droid 2 today?  Our hands-on video from yesterday definitely left us thinking about grabbing one, but what about the rest of you?  Anyone pick one up?

And did you get any free sway with your purchase like some of our other readers received?


Let us know your first impressions!

  • sik

    I got one on Saturday and LOVE IT!! I'm a previous BBerry user, so this is way more fun!

  • sik

    I got one on Saturday and LOVE IT!! I'm a previous BBerry user, so this is way more fun!

  • Jjdchavez

    Hit me up, I know nothing about phones. I want a nice camera, but I'm stuck between the 3 droids. I use a damn flip phone, but I shoot work out videos at http://www.facebook.com/JustinChavezTrainer. Please help me and let me know what I should do. I want a new camera and phone, so i thought… 2 birds, 1 stone!

  • zizzybaloobah

    My partner and I both have Droids (original) and stopped by to help a friend who just bought his first-ever smartphone, the Droid 2.

    The keyboard doesn't feel that different. My best guess is by dropping the D-pad, the individual keys could be made slightly wider, which may improve their functionality. I use swype on my Droid and haven't really touched the keyboard since.

    Swype installed by default, but not enabled.

    HATE HATE HATE how Moto has ruined the Android experience on this phone. Simple things I do on my Droid take several more steps on the Droid 2. For example, custom ring tones per contact. Droid 2: you have to edit the contact, scroll, expand the bottom section, and you finally see the settings for ringtone and send directly to voice mail. To view starred contacts, it takes a couple additional steps, whereas on Droid there are buttons at the top of the screen.

    We went to install several of our favorite apps on our friend's phone. The installed apps didn't show up in the app drawer (is this normal, does it take awhile for them to show up?) This never happened on our original Droids. We installed Launcher Pro, and lo-and-behold, the apps did install and showed up. Also, the stock home screen (whatever it is) was really cluttered with widgets and stuff.

    Overall the Droid 2 didn't seem much snappier, if at all, then my Droid original running 2.2. Really shocked by this – my guess it would be Motorola's MotoBlur or whatever they are calling their customizations to the UI.

    Was considering using an upgrade on one of my family plan's phones to upgrade to Droid 2, but after my experience this evening, I think I will wait, and perhaps do Droid X, or wait and see what's in store for later in the year.

  • purplesmufr

    I picked up my droid 2 yesterday and I absolutely love it and my brother is jealouse of the new look and the new directional keys instead of that dpad…not to mention the cool glow in the dark bracelet I got with it

  • Droid wrist bracelet does glow in the dark! I love it! Can't pick up the glow on the droid cam tho…. I got 4 of em… who wants one???? Figure out how to get in touch with me… youtube.com/rawdod http://twitgoo.com/1hw8if

  • Doolidg

    Just came across this article about the D2 thought it was very informative


  • Yeah, Yeah…keychain…bracelet those are nice but, uh….when can I get a Droid-Life t-shirt? I got my DF one…wanna DL one too. /whine =)

  • Happy Droider

    Bought my D2 today from the verizon store…no swag 🙁
    First day only?

  • Sjschwar

    “And did you get any free sway with your purchase ” I am not sure i want to know what this means…

  • Droid Does….Infiniti?!!

  • Aston King

    i got the droid two last night but i didnt get any of that stuff 🙁

  • mcdoogles

    im jealous i want some droiddoes swag!!!!

  • I like the phone overall. I did have some issues with the calendar since I didn't use my gcalendar. To fix the calendar isssue I had to put an appointment in my gcalendar, then I had to go back to FACTORY SETTINGS (!!) and start all over. But I didn't have any of the problems with draggin and droppin like some did. I did have it freeze on me this morning when I used Task Killer to stop a couple of programs that were running. Keyboard is good but now that I have a snap on case the top row is somewhat inaccessible. It's my first Droid so maybe I don't know what I'm missin out on but I like it so far.

  • JosueD

    I want a DroidDoes Bracelet!


  • Ace Z.

    I know this is completely off topic, but we have some danger in our hands by our own friends, Verizon and Google. I have been reading and done some research on their “net-neutrality” proposal and its completely and utterly ridiculous! This stupid damn proposal only benefits the big giants to charge more for better service (corporate, organizations) and not us small people, they will block any traffic work, and basically they will discriminate what we want on our web. That means they will regulate almost everything what we taste, see, smell, the whole nine yards. Net neutrality helps the net continue to move smoothly with no discrimination: “Network neutrality is the principle that Internet users should be in control of what content they view and what applications they use on the Internet.” And lastly if this proposed bill goes through by our “friends” Google and Verizon that means corporate distributors will hassling us with better service fees: “Without net neutrality, the Internet would start to look like cable TV. A handful of massive companies would control access and distribution of content, deciding what you get to see and how much it costs.” So much for good believing in the “no evil” motto cause this is complete BS! Thank you Verizon…you do “Rule the Air.” If this deal does go through I swear I will return my DROID, cancel my Verizon contract and boycott anything that has to do with Google and Verizon. I will support this site cause the community is cool as shit and Kellex is the man! Help us out guys…we need to do something about this BS!!!!

  • scuba_koop

    Posted this earlier on another thread, but am really curious if anyone can explain this to me please!!
    Noob question for my droid 2. Since we are stuck with motoblur thing, I took all of the extra widgets off the home screens. When I look at running services, there is a whole scrolling list of **it running. Most look like they came from the widgets. So I stop them all and it is good. I know android is supposed to manage all that, but I am a little crazy about stuff running I don't need! If I reboot the phone they are all right back. Frustrating the crap out of me. Am I stuck with that from the motoblur stuff, or am I doing something wrong???
    Any help would be appreciated:) Droid 2 is pretty cool for us keyboard loving misfits!

  • SA
  • RoninX

    Just got mine today. So far, I love it.

    The D2 keyboard is a vast improvement over the D1 keyboard, and possibly the best keyboard on any phone today. Would have been nice to have 5 rows like the G1, but the larger keys more than make up for it.

    Very fast. Very smooth. The whatever-blur-that-is-not-blur is very unobtrusive. With the exception of a couple widgets on the bottom for making calls, opening up the application tray, and opening the contacts list, it's almost identical to vanilla Android.

    Flash has worked flawlessly so far. (Including viewing embedded videos on Droid Life.)

    The color scheme looks a lot better in person than in photos. I was somewhat skeptical of the silver-and-blue scheme, but the silver is very dark, almost a gunmetal gray, and the blue is also a very dark navy. It's much more subtle than it appears in photos, and I like it.

    Nitpicks. Well, a printed manual would have been nice. I'll download the PDF, but you would think that Verizon would include it on a high-end phone.

    Also, I wasn't able to get the Motorola Exchange client to work with my company's servers, but Touchdown works fine.

    No swag yet, but that may be coming separately.

    Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

    • RoninX

      Also, 1502 on Quadrant…

  • Les

    Do like the swag!! I am becoming a new Droidian that is waiting for his and his wifes first droid to come… These droids will be the X's so I hope they will not disappoint us! Also I wish i got swag with my order through the phone!

  • I want the Samsung Fascinate!!!!!

  • Xheavymetaldadx

    Well I'm def goin to get a droid 2 if an infinity comes with it, thats some major swag 😉

  • Chris

    I got the Droid 2 today! my first android phone and i love it!! it's great! keyboard is amazing, it's fast, still getting the hang of it and finding out the best way of doing stuff and what not but just my first day and i already love it! 🙂 i was the first person in my city to get one! i was first person in verizon this morning right as it opened and he said i was the first one to activate one! i really like it, i was really considering the DX but i had to have a keyboard, and when he said it'd be like a month before i could get the DX, my decision was made and im glad i went with the D2! it's great 🙂

    • Chris

      oh yes i forget to mention this.. only weird stuff with it is that oddly enough and that i couldnt figure out is that on the front screen, like the lock screen once you press the unclock button and before you swipe to unlock, it kept saying these peoples names and their number under it (people i dont know and from a states very far away once i checked with the city/state thing when you press to call) then it said “lost phone, if you find this call….” and then now it just changed to “not your phone not your problem” i dont get it!! : also, it started freaking out hardcore once i uploaded my library of music onto it and i grabbed it and left my house and used the car charger, i unpluged it when i left my car and then it wouldnt even turn on, then once it finally did turn on the wallpaper wasnt turning to landscape when i pulled the keyboard out, and it was just like having a spaz attack.. so i upluged the battery, and didnt touch it for like 10 minutes and then it slowly just came back to working, and now it's working good again, idk lol

      • Ryan

        I got a headache just reading this…ease up on the caffeine.

      • Might be some real bugs in this wot. Hmmmm….

      • Corinth

        I've seen a few threads on other sites (moto, droidforums, etc) suggesting that the odd messages with people's names and phone numbers is related to an antivirus app installed on the phones. It does sound rather spooky.

      • Mandapanda1126

        Chris, did you install the antivirus app? My fiance and I had the same problem when we installed that app…

  • TroyR

    Droid Incredible and D1 still dominate over the X and D2. Motoblur killed these two new droids and the R2 D2 version leaves me speechless in a really bad way.

    • I hate that moto put the bblur crap on the D2… I was looking forward to getting stock on the D2 but they went and ruined the experience. The D2 isn't a successor in my opinion.

      • mo

        Stop complaining about blur!!!! Home replacement apps work fine, launcher pro works great! Complain about the droid x's crappy physical buttons! Or the locked bootloader, not blur for f's sake!

    • Evermour

      Finally, some love for the droid incredible. With all these new phones coming out i hope people dont forget about the original droid…they just might. I hope i am wrong.

  • ryanwalter

    little off topic, but i need some help. i got D1 rooted w/ bb v.4 with a chevy going at 1.2 ghz. i just now did the whole market fix thing after getting fed up with none of the google apps installing properly. but the problem persists, any help would be wonderful! thanks

    • Mrpicolas

      try a different rom and wipe data and cache or reflash the current rom and dont use the market fix

  • Eadsrc

    This phone is really terrible! Not sure if I just got a bad phone but the Droid 2 I received today is laggy, pulls the notification tab down at all the wrong times; many applications are not working (Handcent SMS- Force close continuously!, worked perfectly on D1, even with FroYo update); camcorder does not work!!!!!; cant access the gallery to preveiw taken photos; did I mention LAGGY!!!!???. Had D1 with LauncherPro and all was good, then thought I had to get the next best thing…so sorry I did. Very disappointed. Think twice (and then again) before changing from the original Droid. There are definately some MAJOR issues with this phone BEWARE. OH, and the “new and improved” keyboard? Not so much. My D1 had the raised-key keyboard and it is better than this D2 keyboard. Plus points? Camera is much improved and it is very fast when surfing the wed. But the “day-to-day” interactions are frustrating and buggy. Sorry, FAIL.

    • Wow, tell us how you really feel 🙂
      Just a note: I never paid much attention to my first Droid 1's keyboard, but I lost it and had to get a replacement – the second one had a “flat” keyboard and I was like, man, I liked my other better. The second one now has rounded keys… from use?… I don't know if this happens to everyone, but it definitely happened to my replacement Droid.

    • Joe M

      Lots of the same problems here. I switched to the Droid 2 from a two year old Blackberry Curve on AT&T…. Within five hours I was really frustrated. VERY laggy… at times I would hit a key multiple times thinking the previous attempt hadn't registered, then suddently a queue of commands would all fire off at once. Multiple applications launched entirely on their own, and with the phone sitting idle at my desk I appeared to be losing about 10-15% of the battery per hour.

      It is a really nice design, and I liked the keyboard, if not as much as my BlackBerry. The ultimate deal killer was that I never realized that everything has to be anchored to a GMail account (as opposed to just a google account). Why is it that if Microsoft tries to force people to use any of its services on it's operating systems, everyone wants to smack them with anti-trust suits, and yet Google and Apple can force you to use proprietary email systems or marketplaces and everyone just happily accepts it? I want CHOICE.

  • Make it a lanyard and you got a deal. {{-_-}}

  • nice, i'll hafta get me one of them bands

  • Adecker

    I need that wristband =( Someone make them and sell them!!

  • i picked mine up this morning, really enjoying it works very smoothly. did not have to re-download any apps they all came to the new phone automatically. did not get any swag though, may be as i got it from best buy mobile not verizon since dont have to wait for $100 bucks back by mail.

  • Spencer

    Lovin my Droid X, thank you.

  • payed yesterday shipped today at 4 . deff woulve wanted the swagg keychain instead of my d2 carmount

  • I got one today and matched it up with my Droid 1 running Bugless Beast 0.4 overclocked at 1.1Ghz. They were pretty much the same. I wouldn't use it as my personal phone. I'm a little annoyed with the phone. The screen doesn't look any nicer, its not that much faster than a rooted phone, it runs motoblur, it doesn't even have a cell strap/cell charm hook. Okay, so that last one wasn't that big a deal to everyone (It's a HUGE deal to me). But the important thing is its not that big of a difference at all, certainly not enough to replace the D1.

    On a side note, what the hell?! Why isn't there any Android swag for everyone ever? No stickers, no keychains…COME ON.

  • Rogue5

    I wouldn't mind a keychain, but i'm going to try out the D2 this weekend just to see if its any better than the D1.

  • tbaybe

    Org droid users got no love either… At least I didn't 🙁

  • Chris Nimon

    Any body looking for a different boot animation? I found this link over at DroidMod. It has a lot of boot animations. You can preview them which is awesome. If you like it, just download the zip like every other boot animation.

  • Dantheman51sj

    nice infinity

  • Who does your proofreading on here kellex? I hate to nitpick but this is the second mistake I've found in just a couple of minutes. It should read free swag not free sway.

  • Ixobelle

    keychain and gaycelet, check.

    Awesome swag, brah.

  • Johnsnydergraphix

    Orange County Choppers (OCC) should do a Droid themed bike!!!

    • FirstDroid = Droid2

      were u just watchin occ too? hahah

  • To make a long story short. I got my first Android phone in the Motorola Droid at the beginning of June. Shortly thereafter, I heard that there was a much much better phone coming out in about a month (Droid X and Droid 2). Verizon told me wrong that they were in fact that same phone, and two phones were not coming out, only one. So I preordered the Droid X…why keep this phone if the X is that much better and its coming out in a month. So I returned the Motorola Droid for the Droid X, and then worked out with Best Buy so that I can in turn return the Droid X when it came out to get the Droid 2. This is cause I preferred the physical keyboard. So I've had the Droid X now for nearly a month and I went to try out the Droid 2 today at Verizon (Best Buy only had dummy phones) and wow it is a step down (IMHO of course), from the Droid X. One would say this is clearly obviously because of the larger screen, HDMI and such. I'd agree…but it seems as if the keyboard not exactly got worse, but after a month of having the Droid X (I had the LG Dare till June 2010 so I was on a touch screen for a few years already), I'm not finding it smooth to use the Droid 2 keyboard. So, again, IMHO, it seems as if the Droid 2 is a step down from the Droid X, which I guess I am going to stick with. I also was experiencing the same general slowness that many people are mentioning regarding the floor model Droid 2 at Verizon. Even when the Verizon lady came over to ask me for help she asked if she could get me on the waiting list for help when I told her I was looking at the Droid 2. I pulled out my Droid X and told her I already have that and was maybe going to swap for the Droid 2 cause I had the Droid 1 for a month and preferred the physical keyboard, but I told her it seems like the Droid X is actually much much better. She nodded and smiled, seeming to make her opinion known as well.

    So that's my take on it, for what it's worth. I'm sure it is a good choice for some people, but for me it seems like it won't be worth it to go “back” from the Droid X.

    • in very rapid retrospect, I guess I made the long story long…sorry, lol

  • Got mine this am! I am a first timer. my contract was up and i was headed for the iphone 4 when the 2 came out with its lovely flip keyboard. I didnt get a users manual?? is this normal bc i have no idea what to do with this thing! I have to say unimpressed with the camera. my env touch took way better pics.THE BATTERY SUCKS!!!!Started on 70% didnt use much charged a bit back up to 50% used for an hour and its so dead..is this normal? i downloaded games..uhm, where the heck did they go?? they arent in my other apps??? oh and one more lil thing-if i got the 29.99 upgrade(my verizon rep just did it) do i need to worry about usage for Pandora etc or will that be plenty? HELP THE NEWBIE…please…

    • Mr. Steve

      Ok, umm this is a lot of question to answer.
      1. The user manual doesn't come with the phone but you can download it as a PDF or get a hard copy sent to you from Motorola.
      2.The battery is harder to judge since I have the Droid and you have the Droid 2, but what you need to do is completely charge your battery up to 100% then run it down until it's dead, then repeat a couple of times to break it in, that should help. You should also look into the Battery Manager in the Settings Menu to try to improve the battery even more. If these two tips don't work then talk to Verizon because I'm out.
      3. I have no idea what happened when you downloaded some games, sorry.
      4. Since you got the 30 dollar package you have unlimited data (all of Verizon's smartphone plans have this as of now) so you don't have to worry about data usage, but Pandora (Free edition) has a certain limit to the number of hours you can listen to in a month so just be aware of that, however other that you don't have to worry about going over your data limit since you have unlimited data usage.
      5. Enjoy your new Droid 2 and Welcome to the Droid family! Feel free to come back here and ask around if you have any more questions and this website is a great place to get Droid phone news (By the way, I don't have anything to do with this site, I just like it a lot). Once again enjoy.

    • tbaybe

      This might be too much phone for you! Lol, or until you get used to it anyways

    • Adecker

      To answer the data question (I dont have a D2 so i cant answer the rest) but the 29.99 data plan means UNLIMITED. You can burn through as much as you want. So UNLIMITED pandora UNLIMITED everything that has to do with data. I have used over 1 GIG so far and my month ends the 22 lol….

  • dannydarko

    The floor models are not as polished as the sale models for some reason. I got the same swag when I got my X. I got an aluminum canteen with Verizons logo on it too same day. Still no T-shirt kinda bummed out. I never got the Droid T-shirt either wah wah wah .But seriously I wanted it and this one too.lol

  • So i pre-ordered online yesterday with my upgrade discount. The new Droid 2 was delivered to my work, so i spent the better part of the afternoon tinkering with it, reinstalling apps, etc. (and not being productive)

    I didnt bother making any phone calls because I didnt have to.

    After 5 call attemps (2 incoming, 3 outgoing) I realized no one can hear me. I confirmed this by trying different people, leaving a voicemail for them and then attempting to play back the voicemail before finalizing it. Callers on the other end were low in volume and there was a bunch of static hiss like the old analog days.

    I also tried using a voice recorder app and sure enough, nothing resembling me on the playback, but more of that audio hiss.

    Question: am i doing something wrong? is there some setting that i need to enable? or did i just get a bad droid2?

    coming from rooted Droid1 with CM6-RC2

    • Haven't heard anyone else complain about this. Sounds like you just got a defective model.

    • Mr. Steve

      Try doing something that uses the microphone, like the voice search, to see if your microphone is defective, then take it to a Verizon store so they can work on it.

  • Johnny G

    the D2 screen does not work as well as the D1… actually it kind of sucks… i'm disappointed… and the benchmark score is not as stellar as the post the other day.

  • dannyyang524

    T.T I want the wristband.

  • Tony

    What the shit? I didn’t get anything for purchasing my X

  • NickP

    i ordered mine online yesterday, came at around 11AM today. still getting a feel for android in general… a little pissed off actually that ALL my contacts synced over from gmail (not just 'my contacts' which is what i wanted) and i can't seem to find a way to fix this, but other than that, it's pretty solid. just waiting to see what the battery life will be like. keyboard is good, not great (coming from several years of blackberries)- it's a little hard to reach the center keys. mine is really snappy though… really fast.

  • Matt

    Hey guys i just rooted my phone today with easy root and downloaded rom manager from the market and now im kinda stuck on what to do next. Ive had my droid for about 9 months and finally decided to root. I just need a little direction about whats next, as far as like installing a custom rom and all that fun stuff. Ive watched a few videos but im not all that computer savvy. I dont really understand clockworkmod recovery yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    • what are you rooted on 2.1 or 2.2?

      • Matt

        i was on stock 2.1

        • Matt

          and im trying to root to have a 2.2 custom rom

          • ok what you do is wipe your data to go to a 2.2 rom coming from stock 2.1, and if you want to keep you data what you do is..
            1. Download myback-up from the market. this will make sure that the stuff you wan to keep, you will get back.
            2. When you open it, it will as you what you want to back up. and it will either do a sd card backup or online back(your choice, i do online)
            3. After you get that do let me know, and we will continue from there

          • Matt

            Man i hope i didnt mess anything up. I got a little ahead of myself and flashed clockworkmod recovery and then i went into “download rom” i then chose bugless beast and downloaded it. it then askede me to back up existing rom and wipe data and cache. i did that and it booted into recovery mode and is now doing what it does.

          • if you want to start over.
            1. Cut your phone off
            2. before your cut it on, hold the x and space button at the sametime.
            3. Hold until you see a screen with a menu(should be green)
            4.Scrool down until you see “restore backup”(or something like that)
            5. you should see a single file there. click on that one and it will do some things(will take about t7 minutes)
            It will will then ask you to reboot and ta da you are back to where you started

          • Matt

            well i let it run its course and it loaded back up with the rom installed. i just had to go back in and re download all of the applications that i had. i guess that was what you were telling me to do earlier. and i guess i will do from here on out. im just really new and still kinda scared of the whole process.

          • he man i understand, i rooted mine back in march and was really scared. But trust me once you get use to it, you will be swtiching roms like they are socks lol. So are you on a 2.2 rom now?

          • Matt

            yeah, im running bugless beast v0.4

          • Matt

            the “myback up” thing you were talking about, will that let me save all of my applications to where i dont have to go back in and re download them each time i change roms?

          • yes to the mybackup question and if you need me again, click on my name and twitter should pop up. And no problem this is what droidlife is for

          • Something to note, once you move to a 2.2 ROM, the market remembers what paid applications you had before and will automatically install them upon installation of other 2.2 based ROMs. Just a neat little addition to froyo. Welcome to Android!

          • Matt

            anyways man, thanks for the help. im about to leave to go to work. im sure there will be some more things i have questions about. so if there was any way i could get back ahold of you i would really appreciate it. thanks again.

        • First, Open Rom manager and Flash the Clockwork Recovery. then go down into download rom, and i suggest “cvpcs” Sapphire 1.0.0. For kernel i am using the cvps 7 slot 125-900mhz low voltage which is very quick and keeps the battery lasting forever, then pick your theme (if you want one), i am using nextang which is very cool, then make sure you check the google apps box. then backup existing rom and wipe data and cache and rom manager will download and install everything for you…

          hope that wasnt too confusing but its exactly what i did and i am very happy with how things turned out

  • i was in jacksonville florida today and i COULD NOT find a single location that had them in stock; i went to four verizon stores, and Two best buys. none of the verizons even had a dummy phone, and only one best buy had a dummy phone. this phone is AWESOME just from the keyboard itself. it is a HUGE improvement and should silence any critics of the OG droid.

  • Sam Lanzo

    I noticed the sluggish responses as well, but the sales lady actually downloaded advanced task killer free as soon as she activated my phone 😛 That has sped it up considerably, and every so often I look to see that somehow 15 apps I will never use have reopened themselves… How long till someone figures out how to root it? 😛

  • Michael_NM

    Is the Infiniti a piece of swag too? If so, I might get a Droid 2 after all. Speaking of swag… I want some Droid Life swag!

  • lostredneck

    no fair i only got the wristband didnt get the keychain. I want my keychain!!!

  • tonytbone7883

    Anymore news about the Droid Pro???

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  • Ketto

    Picked up my Droid 2 today the minute my VZW store opened. No swag 🙁 I love the phone though.

  • They had a whole stack of them at my local VZW

  • Haven't taken the wrist band off since. Improves my tf2 accuracy! Nom nom om nom !

  • I am super disgusted with the D INC owners getting NO love.

    • Droid incredible is a thing of the past can u call it a dinosaur

      • themiracle2012

        Really? Better camera, better processor (yes I said it), better UI (yup) on the DInc! It's really odd to me that Moto's follow-up to it's previous device is less impressive.

        • Explain to me how the processor is better. I would really love to know. Secondly, it is better that it's previous device, the droid one. Last time a checked motorola didn't make the incredible. Bought who knows maybe the bought htc, you tell me.

          • Hendrix

            Droid 2/ Droid X are running at 1ghz just like the Inc. The Droid X / 2 have a dedicated graphics processor where the Inc does not… Droid 2/X > Droid Inc processor wise.

        • Spencer

          Camera is not necessarily better. The 5mp on the Nexus far out performs it (yes I know it sounds weird you can check on phandroid I think, Nexus clearly has a better camera despite being a 5mp like the droid 2). That being said I don’t know how well the droid 2 camera performs. Better processor????? I upgraded from my Nexus One with the EXACT same processor in the DInc for the Droid X with the same OMAP processor in the Droid 2. After extensively testing the two Nexus One is slightly faster on 2.2 vs 2.1 on the Droid X in benchmark tests. The Droid X FAR outperforms the Nexus with both at 2.1 in benchmark test. After doing real world tests in games and apps, I found the Droid X to be faster (not a lot, but a little) and graphics wise, there really is no question. The Droid X has A MUCH MUCH MUCH better graphics processor. I mean SO MUCH better. Personally, between Nexus, DInc, Droid 2, and Droid X I would say Droid X is a clear winner, Droid 2 following behind, Nexus behind that, DInc slightly behind the Nexus overall as a phone, not necessarily the processor. Also the UI? Prefer stock by a lot, but MotoBlur is much nicer than Sense because Motorola defintely just made android with a few enhancements (most I like, a few annoy me), but sense tried to completely redo android which pisses me off. With 3.0 you’ll still be stuck with sense while it sounds like my droid x will go back to stock when that releases (hurray!!!!)

        • I was only kidding but you have to admit that the DX is far better than the incredible and the D2 to me is no better than the D1 with just some little improvements

        • Anonymous

          lol he was joking man… the phone came out like 3 months ago lol and we r so NOT gonna have the processor conversation! lmao! thats like MAC vs PC! (LONG LIVE PC!!!!!) lol

  • Damnit! I got hosed. New Droid 2 today. I was told i was the first person in central FL to get one today…..beating the other customer in the room that was buying a Droid 2 by about 30s…..funny.

    But no Droid gear…wtf. might have to call the verizon rep back up and ask wtf is going on ;).

  • Albie

    Meh, after comparing my Droid X to the Droid 2…not impressed even with the Droid running 2.2

    • agreed I'm totally not impressed with the D2 with the DX I wouldn't trade my DX for any droid phone. to me the D2 is much slower than my DX I don't know where these benchmark screen shots are coming from but my DX is right up there with the nexus one and I have screen shots to prove it and i can also record video to prove it as well but I totally agree with ya dude not impressed at all to me its not an improvement from the D1

  • JosueD

    Mann I kinda want one now!


  • Assman

    Someone needs to create the “send me free swag app”.

  • Assman

    Im just happy my case from my D1 fits as does the media dock and the batteries are the same. Saved some money there

  • g35

    Sweet! and Drives an Infiniti +1.

  • I want that darn wristband its not fair T-T* (droidx)

  • Ken619

    I went into Verizon and Best Buy to play with the Droid 2…and I gotta agree with you, the response on the screen wasn't the best! I almost chalked it up to a billion people playing with it today, but the screen was too sensitive, I was making ghost presses on buttons I wasn't even close too (just like on the old Samsung Glyde…which I hate the most!), the browser pulled up slowly, the multiple Home screens were slow…I don't know. It might have been a defect, but defect after just a few hours of use?! I am all about android and new Droid phones, but I was a little relieved that I still felt good with my Droid (original). Now if only my Droid got Froyo already….why are you torturing me Verizon? WHY?!

  • Got it this morning, they gave me a book of post-its that says droid does on it

  • Flyinion

    Hmm maybe I'll drop by the VZW store on the way home to play with a D2 and DX and see if they'll offer me something (6 months into a 2 year lol yeah right (but I've heard crazy talk around here before like that)). I was in the other day getting new screen protectors and meant to play with the DX and was distracted after BS'ing with the sales guy so I forgot about it until I walked out the door. Decided it wasn't worth going back in.

    • Did you get anything out of it? Did they let you upgrade? I am close to being the same as you, so i am curious.

  • Zach

    Got nothing with my Droid X and still haven't received the t-shirt 🙁 I want that wristband!

    • Me too. 🙁

    • I got my T-shirt like four days ago and I got a key chain, at launch of the DX. and today I went in to get my DX replaced due to a 4 wheeling accident I got a bracelet when i came in the door I have nothing but good things to say about verizon customer service and plus they took and replaced my DX even though it was rooted lol and gave a band spaken new one

  • Tracy Wilborn

    Mmmmm swag, tastes like chicken.

  • Am0795


  • Henry E

    someone want to help me name my Droid X?

    • Am0795

      lol, MR.H

      • Henry E

        hah, thats how obsessed I am

    • How about 00X

      • Henry E

        mm very nice

  • Camaros_Kill

    i went into verizon today to play with the 2, with the intention of possibly picking one up as long as there was nothing wrong with it, but wtf…..the simple task of deleting widgets off the home screen caused all sorts of problems. it seemed like i could only drag widgets around if i moved my thumb at a snails pace, otherwise it would drop the widget wherever it felt like it and also randomly pull down the notification bar??? maybe i just dont understand how blur works, but this just seemed too wrong.

    • Am0795

      Maybe it was a defect, why cant i get this swag with my droid x.

      • I got a D2, no swag for me either.

    • Ken619

      I went into Verizon and Best Buy to play with the Droid 2…and I gotta agree with you, the response on the screen wasn't the best! I almost chalked it up to a billion people playing with it today, but the screen was too sensitive, I was making ghost presses on buttons I wasn't even close too (just like on the old Samsung Glyde…which I hate the most!), the browser pulled up slowly, the multiple Home screens were slow…I don't know. It might have been a defect, but defect after just a few hours of use?! I am all about android and new Droid phones, but I was a little relieved that I still felt good with my Droid (original). Now if only my Droid got Froyo already….why are you torturing me Verizon? WHY?!

      • The350zWolf

        Droid does froyo really good… My advice to relieve your frustrations, root your droid! (I'm not responsible if you brick it, although very, very unlikely at this stage of the game). It's kinda like in the Matrix when Morpheous offers Neo the red pill or the blue pill. Rooting the droid is like taking the red pill; waiting for Verizon to give you froyo is like taking the blue pill…

        • Ken619

          I know…”rooting” is the “root” of my problem. HEYYYO! Ba dum pssh. But I figure if I didn't root on 7/13/10 when I thought Froyo was coming out originally, then I could wait until Verizon pushed the official OTA. So the blue pill it is for me! lol

          • The350zWolf

            10-4! 🙂

          • wes

            from what I understand you don’t have to be rooted to install the OTA manually

      • Camaros_Kill

        i installed a task killer on a display model and it made it much more responsive after 2 back to back kills but the horrible widget dragging lag was enough for me to go to another display model only to find out that theyre all like that. i forgot to test out launcherpro and see if it would fix the problem though.

    • havent had any problems with mine and i've deleted almost all the widgets and moved everything around

      • same here bro , no problems.. .. all you do it hold , drag to trash bin … dunno wtf these guys are talkin about .

    • I preordered a droid 2, got it today, first time android user, I noticed that too, but you get used to it, not a huge issue.

    • Porschephile2k3

      Another good reason why Android should stay vanilla.

    • Yeah I played with a couple of the floor models too. The droid 2 had some serious isssues on the floor. Especially when it came to moving stuff around and scrolling a web page. But the Actual unit I purchased had absolutely no issues at all. It was everything you would expect. Acted like my x with 2.2. Strange how the floor model was acting and now someone else saw the same thing… weird.

      • litdroid

        Come to think of it I was playing with a floor model while my brother was picking one up and it was really goofy trying to delete the weather widget or move them around but playing with his now it seems to be fine.

        Don’t know what that’s all about. My droid 1 has zero lag like that droid 2 did on the floor.

    • Justin

      I have a Droid 2. I also have an explanation for this, because I experienced the same thing you did: I went to the Verizon store, played with three demo units, and they all showed touch screen wackiness (touch and hold, and random stuff gets clicked). However, I found a fourth one that did not have this problem and, figuring it was just demo unit disease, I bought one.

      Now I have an explanation: when the USB cable is plugged in, the screen will misbehave (that is an understatement) unless you are touching the back of the phone. It appears to be some sort of grounding issue in the screen’s capacitive field. As long as you have a decent amount of finger touching the soft-touch part of the phone, it’s fine. Unplug the phone, and it’s fine whether or not you’re holding it. I can reproduce this at will on my own Droid 2.

      So, why are all the demo units jacked? Because they’re all plugged in for power, and you tend to play with them while they’re pegged to a stand. The one unit I found at the store that was problem-free had its cable unplugged.

      So rest assured, if you’re interested in the phone, the screen weirdness is *not* a problem in general use.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for this really interesting news. Im going back into verizon to see this myself and hopefully ill have a new D2 in hand today!

      • Temp16

        I had the same experience with 2 units in Oakland’s store yesterday. But a regional Verizon rep explained that it was being caused by _Verizon’s_ USB cables — which he said have integrated anti-theft circuitry in them. This is designated by a tri-color band around the cable just below the plug. Indeed as soon as it was unplugged the problems went away.

  • thebourbonnflip

    i would so want the wrist band…give me give me.

  • guz1115

    Yo, why did we get swag when we purchased our droid 1?

    • EC8CH

      You got an open bootloader with your Droid…

      better than a wristband!


      • Mrpicolas

        Lol +1 on a good note birdman has adb working with custom recovery on the x matter of time people before we see custom roms